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Dr. Mary Ann Woodruff, University Place pediatrician and Pierce County Library Foundation board member, has been selected by First 5 FUNdamentals as one of five Early Learning Champions.
Dr. Woodruff has been instrumental in launching and growing Reach Out and Read in Pierce County and across the state of Washington with co-founder Dr. Jill Sells.
During Dr. Woodruff’s tenure on the Library Foundation board of directors, Pierce County Library has developed early learning literary spaces in branch libraries with wall-mounted interactives, book displays and AWE early learning computers. The Foundation awarded start-up funding for Project Blocks, in partnership with local ECEAP, now in all 18 Pierce County Library locations.
First 5 FUNdamentals is a coalition of local Pierce County early learning leaders. Its vision is that all Pierce County children start school ready to succeed!
The Pierce County Library Foundation’s Julie Kramer, along with Joy Kim, Branch Manager and Holly Smith, Youth Services Librarian, were honored to recently accept a check from the Gig Harbor Garden Tour Association to directly benefit youth that visit the Gig Harbor and Key Center branches.
This generous $12,200 grant will fund a second AWE early learning computer station at the Gig Harbor branch (to supplement the single, very popular station), iPads and Apple connectors to provide digital story times at the Key Center and Gig Harbor branches, and fun and educational interactives at both branches. The Libraries hope to have all of the items in place by May of 2014.
The mission of the Gig Harbor Garden Tour Association is “To promote literacy by supporting educational programs for children and adults in the greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula area.” The Gig Harbor Garden Tour Association funds programs they believe will have significant impact on improving literacy. This new partnership with Pierce County Libraries is certain to do just that and positively impact thousands of Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula children and families for many years to come.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for this year’s Gig Harbor Garden Tour – A Tour for Literacy, June 28-29, 2014. For more information visit http://www.gigharborgardentour.org/
If you are a Fred Meyer shopper, you can link your Rewards Card to the nonprofit of your choice. Beginning February 3, each time you use your Rewards Card to shop at Fred Meyer, you will be helping accrue donations to your favorite nonprofit, while continuing to earn your personal rewards with your card.
We hope you will support the Pierce County Library Foundation with this new program! Choose nonprofit number 89160 to support early learners, outreach to seniors and a variety of other donor-supported programs that make our libraries great.
Join with the Pierce County Library Foundation to provide the gift of camaraderie and rich reading material, audiobooks, movies, and music to seniors living in adult care facilities.
Generous donors to the Pierce County Library Foundation make special programs like Senior Outreach possible. Your gift of:
Donate here and write “Senior Outreach” in the comment box. Thank you for making the joy of lifelong learning a priority.
Pierce County Library has had the honor of providing outreach services to adult care facilities for 40 years. This personalized service brings bestselling books, large print books, audiobooks, movies, music and e-readers, to seniors living in care facilities - many confined to their rooms or without the ability to travel.
Personalized reader advisory services are provided by highly skilled librarians who get to know residents by their first names and are welcomed into their rooms when they are unable to get out of bed.
Many residents rely on librarians to bring them the books they will love to read. Some love "classic mysteries" - the kind of book that doesn't tell you who did it until the end. Some ask for "cozy murders" - think Jessica Fletcher and Cabot Cove (if you are old enough to remember), others request picture books of their homeland.
The Pierce County Library Foundation is pleased to announce a $75,321 grant award from the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation. This funding will purchase a new Senior Outreach Sprinter Van replacing the aging van currently in use. The funds will be used to purchase the vehicle and customize it with a “Tommy Gate” lift, interior shelving, carts, crates, totes, bins and a new colorful wrap.
The Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization founded in Tacoma in 2000 by Gary and Carol Milgard and their children. The Milgards felt that the Foundation was a way to give back to the community that helped them become so successful. Their children honor their memory by continuing their charitable work. This is the largest gift from the Foundation to Pierce County Libraries – previously the Foundation supported the Bookmobiles and more recently, the Job and Business Centers.
Pierce County Library has been providing outreach to adult care facilities for 40 years. Skilled librarians bring bestselling books, large print books, audiobooks, movies, music, and eReaders, along with personalized advisory services, to seniors living in care facilities - many confined to their rooms or without the ability to travel.
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